As it ever so slowly turns into spring, I'm enjoying the freedom of leaving home without winter gear while still keeping my favorite pieces in heavy rotation. If I have a uniform, this is it: simple, understated basics, plus accessories to add interest.
Joie is a brand I reach for again and again. Their open cardigan is a three-season staple for me, going to work and to weekend brunches. I often get asked about these Joie leopard flats (usually in elevators, since people are looking down) and they're both comfortable and sturdy enough to walk all over the city.
K. Slademade makes some of my favorite leather goods and I've accumulated a smallish collection of her clutches, plus this cross body. It's big enough to be functional (wallet, keys, phone, mini umbrella - seriously) but small enough that it won't weigh you down.